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There’s nothing more angelic than a sleeping newborn – at least until they start screaming. As a new parent, creating a peaceful environment for your baby is just as important for their good nights sleep as it is for your sanity.
If you know you need a quiet place for your baby to sleep but you’re not sure how to build one, you’ve come to the right place. Check out these four easy tips for soundproofing your nursery.
You’ve boughten the crib and stocked up on stuffed animals, but did you know you could be soundproofing your nursery while you decorate?
Sound will echo more in empty spaces, so start by filling up the room. Bookcases are a great way to do this – they fill up empty space and the extra layer against the wall helps keep noise from the baby’s room in and from the rest of the house out.
Another way to muffle sound with décor is by hanging up decorative quilts or painted canvases. The soft fabrics will both muffle noise and make the room feel more alive than bare walls. If you have other children, buy a few blank canvases and let each child paint their own canvas to hang up in the nursery.
You can also purchase acoustic panels, which absorb noise and solve acoustical problems. Paintable acoustic panels can be painted any color or be custom printed with any photo or image you choose – the perfect addition to any nursery.
Noise sounds louder hitting bare floors than soft fabric, so you’ll definitely want to invest in carpets. Wall-to-wall carpeting is a great way to muffle noise but can often be a little pricey. You can cut costs and achieve the same effect by laying down decorative throw rugs. Get one big rug that will cover most of the floor or buy a few smaller ones and create a patch-work design.
3. Check Your Door
Most bedrooms have hollow-core doors, which let in lots of noise. Solid-core doors are denser and much better at reducing noise.
Replacing an entire door may be more work or more money than you’re hoping to put in. If this is the case, check out the Acoustidoor, a customizable sound-blocking panel that hangs over the door frame and cuts out noise.
4. Invest in Soundproof Curtains
Similar to the Acoustidoor, the AcousticCurtain hangs over windows and blocks out bothersome noises coming from outside the home. Not only will the curtain reduce noise entering the nursery from outside, but the additional fabric on the walls will help muffle noise inside the room as well.
Follow these sound proofing tips when decorating your nursery and both you and your baby will be sleeping through the night in no time.